New York Junior Tennis and Learning (NYJTL) is proud to support our CEO & President Udai Tambar as he joins New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams’ transition team as a member of the Human Services Committee. He will join a cadre of skilled experts who will assist Mayor-elect Adams in his transition to City Hall on January 1, 2022. His transition team consists of hundreds of changemakers across advocacy, nonprofit, and private sectors who will work collaboratively to tackle many of the problems faced by the city.
Mr. Tambar brings many years of leadership serving the community to the mayor-elect’s transition team. He most recently served as Northwell Health’s Vice President of Community Health. His prior roles in public service include chief of staff to the NYC deputy mayor for health and human services Lilliam Barrios-Paoli who had oversight of nine city agencies with a combined budget of more than $20 billion; executive director of South Asian Youth Action (SAYA!), a youth development community-based organization dedicated to helping low income South Asian youth in NYC; and manager of policy and operations at the 9/11 United Service Group. He holds a BA magna cum laude from Cornell University and an MPA from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.
“My life’s work has been to empower historically underserved communities with the resources they need to succeed,” says Mr. Tambar. “I am excited to join Mayor-elect Adams’ transition team and bring the important voices of NYJTL youth and families to the foreground as we work to strengthen human services citywide.”
The Human Services Committee will focus on bolstering human service functions to best address the diverse needs of the city. Human services help people overcome obstacles through access to a wide range of services in a shared commitment to an overall quality of life and self-sufficiency of the city’s population. NYJTL increases access to education and tennis for underserved populations in NYC, and Udai’s leadership in doing so will bring an important perspective to the forefront of policymaking for the city.